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conflict. still they are finding new and effective ways to strike. the three u.s. military police officers were on foot patrol in a market with afghan police when the suicide bomber struck. four afghan officers, and six civilians were also killed, and dozens hurt. joint u.s./afghan operations are becoming more common, and so are the risks. on saturday an american soldier and a u.s. civilian contractor were killed by an afghan soldier. the latest in a growing series of insider attacks. despite mounting worries, afghan commandos firing live rounds still train side by side with elite american special forces. >> right here in front of you. >> reporter: you can't stop working with these guys? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: at this level, joint combat operations are now the rule. americans no longer go it alone. >> i'm very impressed with your training here today. >> reporter: general tony thomas heads all special operations forces in afghanistan. his men rely on their afghan partners. a relationship the taliban hopes to undermine. >> we lost another soldier to a green-on-blue attack. what are
. >>> the war next door, is the obama administration downplaying the danger along the u.s.-mexico border? tonight, an exclusive nbc investigation. >>> and young hero, news about the brave teen that the whole world is pulling for. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, there is every reason to believe the live television audience watching the vp debate tonight will be every bit as large as the last presidential debate, and because that debate was something of a game-changer, as it turned out, the stakes going into tonight are higher for two men from similar backgrounds, who are very different. for starters, this is the broadest age difference of any debate. our political team is in place tonight, our coverage includes our nbc polling numbers out just tonight on this race we want to begin with nbc's ron mott in danville, kentucky, tonight, good evening. >> reporter: hey, brian, to you, vice president joe biden will be there at that table, paul ryan the other table. congressman ryan comes into this debate, riding the republican wave of momentum the forward progress is what vp biden hope
. >>> and dire warning about the u.s. power grid. it could shut down banking and even the flow of water. now there is a new warning about the chance of a massive attack in cyberspace. >>> and behind the scenes, a little known chapter of the american crisis, now shown on the screen and tonight, ben affleck, on why he was drawn to this story. >>> and from the heart, a mother's promise that got millions of moms talking about how to stay in the picture for their kids. >>> good evening, the vice president debate is now history, and while all eyes are on next tuesday's presidential debate and the town hall format, we have learned the eyes of over 50 million americans were on last night's event, a crisply moderated event, rowdy at times, tense at times, between the two men who represented the largest age gap of any debate. paul ryan and joe biden were not at the top of the ticket, but the reviews were instant in both style and substance, we begin with ron mott traveling with the campaign in ohio, good evening, ron. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, as you can see behind me, governor mitt rom
of arizona, where last night we reported the possibility that they were looking at the possibility that the u.s. border agent killed there may have been the victim of friendly fire. tonight there is more, more at the border patrol station in bisbee station there. good evening. mark, good evening >> reporter: and good evening, sources tell nbc news they expected an announcement soon that federal investigators do believe the shooting was a case of friendly fire. agents from this border patrol station shooting each other accidentally. agent nicholas ivie was shot tuesday, while investigating a possible illegal crossing near arizona. two other agents were on scene, and one of them was wounded when shooting broke out. today, homeland security secretary janet napolitano was there to meet agent ivy's family and to be briefed on the investigation. sources say they couldn't find evidence of any other people involved at the shooting scene, and that the ballistics are consistent with friendly fire. >> mark potter in bisbee, arizona, thank you. >>> and again, we told you last night we have an out of contro
. >>> and late news about u.s. border patrol agent killed earlier this week along the arizona/mexico border. nbc's mark potter is in sierra vista, arizona tonight where agent nicholas ivy lived with his family. good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. federal investigators tell nbc news that based on evidence they've found so far, they are looking into whether this shooting may have been a friendly fire incident. agents shooting at each other. agent nicholas ivy of the border control was shot and killed early tuesday morning while responding to desert sensors that track illegal movement across the border. two other agents were with him. one was wounded. they had reported being fired upon earlier. about five miles north of the border near naco, arizona. officials blamed the shootings on armed criminals and mexican authorities say they have made two arrests related to the case. while u.s. investigators say they have reached no conclusions and still have a lot of work to do, they cannot rule out the possibility this was a friendly fire. brian? >> mark potter with this late development
and ferocious attack took the lives of our u.s. ambassador, and at the american consulate there, along with three other americans. our report tonight from our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: sparking the confrontation, the two security officers from the consulate who said the requests were either turned down or ignored. >> we were fighting a losing battle. we couldn't even keep what we had. we were not allowed to keep what we had. >> it was very clear we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of the incident. >> reporter: republicans accused them of lying regarding the protests over an anti-muslim video. >> there was no protest, and cameras reveal that. >> this was never about a video's it was never spontaneous, it was terror, i want to know why we were lied to. >> reporter: this after the comments from u.s. ambassador, susan rice, days after the attack. >> the current assessment, what happened in benghazi, was initially a spontaneous reaction to what happened in cairo. >> reporter: in fact, they acknowledged there never was a protest, a
. today syria, according to the u.s. and nato, attacked turkey, which is, of course, a nato ally and a strong u.s. ally across the border, with mortar fire killing reportedly five civilians in a residential area near the border. turkey then retaliated. tonight there was an emergency meeting in brussels. the nato ministers condemning syria for this attack. and also the president, the white house issued a statement from the national security council. hillary clinton spoke to the turkish foreign minister and said the u.s. will support turkey in this. all are condemning syria and holding syria to account. this as also more trouble for the administration with benghazi. the hill is now asking for answers. they want a hearing next week. hillary clinton said today that no one wants to know more than she and the president what happened in benghazi, but we've confirmed that the fbi has not been able to get on the ground because of continuing security concerns, and at this point, more documents, secret and sensitive documents like this one, are still at large in that site being secured only
, and last month's terrorist attack in libya, that left four americans, including the u.s. ambassador, dead. >> it is our responsibility, and the responsibility of the president to use his greatest power to shape history, not to lead from behind. >> reporter: the obama campaign was quick with a rebuttal, they talked about specifics. >> now i'm a professor, and he would have gotten a "c". he gave absolutely no specifics. >> reporter: in california today, president obama appealed to hispanics, dedicating the first ever national monument to a contemporary mexican-american, the late labor leader, caesar chavez. with the stakes higher than ever, the president put a spin on his own debate performance, rallying the supporters at a concert in hollywood last night. >> my understanding, it was an incredible show. and everybody here is an incredible professional, such great friends, and they just performed flawlessly night after night, and i can't always say the same. >> reporter: in today's speech, mitt romney also appeared to try to take away from the president's signature success overseas, as to t
the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed our ambassador and three other americans. and in this political season, the attack is increasingly becoming a political issue. a congressional committee will hold big hearings tomorrow. a preview tonight from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >> reporter: as house republicans prepare to hold hearings on the benghazi attacks, mitt romney disclosed he met one of the victims, former navy s.e.a.l. glenn doher doherty. >> you can imagine how i felt when i found out he was one of the two former navy s.e.a.l.s killed in benghazi on september 11th. >> reporter: doherty's family confirmed the two met at a neighborhood christmas party a few years ago. this as republicans accuse the state department for rejecting the request for more security for ambassador chris stevens, slain in the attacks, so washington could say libya was becoming more peaceful. investigators say two months before the attacks, the state department concluded the risk to u.s. personnel was high. republican congressman jason chaffetz is just ba
, the governing body in geneva upheld the ruling regarding armstrong, of the u.s. anti-doping agency who they say had a massive doping program. the report contained incriminating statements from 11 of armstrong's former teammates a mass exodus from names such as nike and oakley sunglasses. >> it has been a difficult couple of weeks for me, for my family and friends at a 15th anniversary party for his livestrong charity organization, armstrong alluded to the controversy. >> i've been better, but also been worse. >> reporter: armstrong never admitted to doping but did drop the fight against it, leaving many wondering what it all means to the sport they love. >> i think it is a dark cloud over the sport right now. >> reporter: the international body will now list no winner for the tour de france from '99-2005. while many fans try to separate armstrong from the accusations. >> i'm disappointed in him, but i still think he is a heck of an athlete. >> lance armstrong only has to ride to the finish line. >> reporter: once famous for being the world's greatest cyclist, now is called one of the worst chap
. >>> and late news tonight about that u.s. border patrol agent killed earlier this week along the arizona mexico border. mark potter, who has covered the drug war extensively for us, is in sierra vista where he lived with his family. good evening. >> reporter: federal investigators tell nbc news that based on evidence they have found so far, they are looking into whether the shooting may have been a friendly fire incident. agents shooting at each other. he was shot and killed early tuesday morning while responding to desert sensors that track illegal movement across the word board e. they had reported being fired upon about five miles knnorth o the border. u.s. and local officials blamed the shootings on armed criminals and mexican authorities say they have made two arrests in the case. but while u.s. investigators say they have reached no conclusions and have a lot of work to do, they cannot rule out the possibility this was a friendly fire incident. >> mark potter with this late development out of arizona. >>> we've learned that after weeks of waiting for access, the fbi has now come and gone
avenues had been tried to their full extent. >> reporter: on syria, romney used to talk about the u.s. arming the rebels. then two weeks ago, he said the u.s. should help allied partners arm the rebels. last night his emphasis was on avoiding a u.s. military role. >> i don't want to have our military involved in syria. i don't think there's a necessity to put our military in syria at this stage. >> reporter: finally on benghazi, after spending more than a month, including at last week's debate. relentlessly attacking the president for security and intelligence failures. last night romney was brief and unexpectedly mild. >> we see in libya, an attack apparently by -- i think we know now by terrorists of some kind against our people there, four people dead. our hearts and minds go to them. >> reporter: on iraq and also on the timetable for withdrawing from afghanistan, romney also noticeably softened his position. clearly having decided that undecided voters, those swing voters are more likely to choose a moderate republican than a hawk. >> andrea mitchell part of our post debate covera
was a good boy. >> reporter: quazi nafis came to the u.s. in january on a student visa to attend southeast missouri state but he left there in may, transferring to in may, transferring to a vocational school in new york. investigators say he tried to find like-minded people on facebook who would join him in violent jihad. and that is how the fbi says he met an informant, a person who came here to study cyber-security. it is more than a dozen cases since 911 where the person tries to set off what he thinks is a bomb. >> reporter: one person arrested that way is mohammed, mohammed, trying to blow up a christmas tree lighting in portland. his lawyers say the fbi goaded him into it. but one intelligence official says once a suspect expresses a desire to kill, undercover agents must act like partners. >> do i continue to pursue him and allow him to go down the path or do i take a risk here and assume he is a want to be? you can't take that risk. >> reporter: they continue to monitor those, but some say they will be too dangerous and expensive. pete williams, nbc news, washington >>> overseas no
and governor romney already went over this once, benghazi, and u.s. officials and what they knew and when they knew it after the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate last month. republicans have been raising new issues tonight about the intelligence. we get more from our chief correspondent andrea mitchell. >> reporter: trying to put the issue behind him the president gave his critics a new talking point last night. >> i would say even you would admit it was not the optimal response for the american people, as far as us being on the same page. >> here is what i say, if four people get killed, it is not optimal. >> he used stewart's words, but that didn't count. critics pounced. >> that makes me a little sad. the optimal remark. >> reporter: blindsiding the administration and house democrats, republican house members released documents the state department had provided congress, including this cable from ambassador chris stevens, a month before the attacks, he warned, what we have seen are not random crimes of opportunity, but rather targeted attacks, they wrote answers about security failu
to keep up, right until the polls close. lester? >> all right, john, thank you. >>> u.s. officials confirm that authorities in tunisia have arrested a man possibly connected to the deadly attack in benghazi last month. and tonight, more e-mails about the attack are making news. our report from chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: as a possible suspect for the benghazi attack was being questioned, critics disclosed e-mails obtained by nbc news. the first alert read, embassy tripoli reports approximately 25 people, fired shots, explosions heard as well. ambassador stevens and four embassy personnel are in the compound safe haven. it said a friendly militia was helping to fight off the attack. soon, another said it was over. the fighting in benghazi has stopped, the compound cleared. a response team on site, attempting to locally personnel later, a known terror group was said to be linked. nbc tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on facebook and twitter and has called for an attack on nbc tripoli. the next day the same terror group denied they were in
of destruction adding to the preparations along the east coast of the u.s. >> i think that everyone has learned lessons from the last storm. >> reporter: connecticut is one of 13 states haunted by last year's irene, and the nearly 16 billion in damage, leaving thousands without power for days. then hit by a surprising snowstorm on halloween. today, governor malloy warned it could be the type of storm not seen in 30 years. >> have enough food and water for everyone in your household. assume there will be an elongated period of time in which you will be without energy. >> reporter: at the massachusetts store? power supplies were hot items. >> i have generators, make sure we have oil, flash lights, got to be prepared. >> reporter: storm surge is another worry, with a full moon, sunday night being a difficult combination, it sent the area in norfolk, virginia, out to sea. others sought safe harbor. and along the new jersey shore, these people sought safe harbor >> i may as well take the right steps, get the boat out of the way. whatever is going to happen will happen >> reporter: this boat yard cou
in new york but to a good bit of the country. an arctic blast sweeping across much of the u.s. quickly wiped away the last remnants of summer. just yesterday there were 74 record low temperatures stretching from the northwest down to the southeast, from 37 degrees in st. louis, 31 in alabama and 5 below zero in northern wyoming. and tonight portions of the country are under frost and freeze advisories. an early start to the cold season in a year where extreme heat has dominated. >> temperatures that we're seeing now are a good 10 to 30 degrees below average. now we have a trough or dip in the jet stream that's been dipping down and all that cold brimming around the antarctic has been coming down to the low 48. >> temperatures brought snow. in the last week, the first snow of the season blanketed the region, coating areas of minnesota with more than a foot of snow. people bundled up, lining the route of the new york marathon, braving the elements. >> it's not too bad, but these 90-year-old legs are just a little chilly right now. >> fans also tried to brave the cold. >> it feels a littl
plan. a situation he called a reckless and provacative threat to world peace, eyeball to eyeball, the u.s. was seeing the threat. the soviet dismantled their weapons and the u.s. agreed not to launch against cuba. fallout shelters were real, and it helped delay the ground work for the counter culture movement years later. and fidel castro was a young leader then, now, he is frail, and just last week he was the subject of a new round of rumors, near death. and to show he was just fine, he was out in public this weekend, riding in a van. another photo showed him reading friday's paper as if to prove to all of us he was still with us. >>> and it was not uncommon around the time of watergate, to see bumper stickerss on cars, saying i am from massachusetts, what they referred to was the land slide loss. following word of his death this weekend, george mcgovern is being remembered as a statesman, a patriot, a decorated hero of world war ii, and one of the last of the liberal lions, after leaving the u.s. senate, he devoted much of his professional life to world hunger. senator mcgovern of south
missil a situation he called a reckless and provacative threat to world peace, eyeball to eyeball, the u.s. was seeing the threat. the closest america has come to the nuclear war eyeball, the the soviet dismantled their weapons and the u.s. agreed not to launch against cuba. it changed life in america forever. nuclear danger was fallout shelters were real, and it helped to lay the groundwork suddenly real for the counterculture movement years later. and fidel castro was a young leader then, now, he is frail, g 86-year-old man now, he is and just last week he was the subject of a new round of rumors, near death. and to show he was just fine, he was out in public this weekend, riding in a van. at a hotel show he was just fine was out in another photo showed him reading friday's paper as if to prove to all of us he was still with us. >>> and it was not uncommon around the time of watergate, to see bumper stickers on cars, saying i am from massachusetts, don't blame me see bumper sticker what they referred to was the land slide loss. regarding george mcgovern in the loss to richard nixon mcgov
start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. you can say the search has washed out the doing here. we still see the heavy sustained wind around 45 miles per hour as the evening moves on, you see the served getting more and more dangerous. that is the latest in notion city. >> people are concerned. it is very tough for. >> some of our crews have been going since early this morning. >> i was looking at those areas. he is really feeling it there in the mouth of the eastern shore. we want to give him a break and check back with a mill that later. -- with him a little bit later. this was taken earlier today when we still had light in when we still had light in elders bird
in the caribbean sandy tonight is tracking parallel along the u.s. coast toward a rare and fateful rendezvous on monday with two other potent weather systems. call it a hybrid storm. it's expected to send the full force of sandy careening somewhere in new york with damaging winds and torrential storms. the storm will impact some 64 million people. tonight, eight states and the district of columbia are under states of emergency as officials brace for severe flooding and prolonged power outages. some mandatory evacuations are already under way. forecasters sparing no words in warning just how dangerous this storm is. we've got our team in place to cover it all. let's start in new york with weather channel meteorologist jim cantore. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. more and more preparations under way. then by the time tomorrow night rolls around, we will start to feel the impacts in earnest across much of the northeast. let's talk about this and lay out the impacts of the storm. first of all, the satellite shows a hybrid transition you spoke of. you have a cloud canopy that
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